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OECD and YouTube launch “Future of the Internet” initiative

The Organization For Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is asking the public this question: “How can the Internet make the world a better place?” The results will be shown at their Ministerial meeting on the “Future of the Internet” in Seoul, Korea on 17-18 June 2008. The best youtube videos will be shown to ministers and VIPs. It’s good that OECD leaders are willing to listen to ordinary citizens’ voices, but it’s interesting that OECD is partnering with youtube (owned by google). I can understand why OECD is using youtbube — numbers of existing users, ease of use of the tool, etc — but it would be better IMHO if OECD used an open and community-driven system rater than one owned by one commercial entity. We’ll post the best videos here when they’re announced.